Tommaso Ziffer is an Italian architect and interior designer. Ziffer designed The Accademia Valentino and in 2000 as well as Rome's most successful hotel, Rocco Forte's Hotel de Russie. Ziffer has also designed several private residential projects.
He has also designed the interior of Casa Howard, a well-known guest house in Rome and in 2006 the interior design of Hotel de Rome in Berlin, Germany, again for Rocco Forte Hotel chain. Ziffer has recently been appointed for the Interior Design Project of the total restoration of the well-known Roman "Hotel de la Ville" a 5 star luxury Hotel project that will be managed once again from Rocco Forte Hotel Group and financed by Reale Immobili, a branch of the Reale Mutua Insurance Company. At the same time he was also appointed for the Interiors of a new wing of the Locanda Rossa Resort in Capalbio, Tuscany, that shall be completed in the spring of 2018.
- "Rocco's Return", W, New York: Fairchild Publications, October 1, 2000, ISSN 0162-9115 "... Tommaso Ziffer, the interior designer who worked with Polizzi Shawcross on the de Russie, says that during the $20-million renovation of the property, he lost 18 pounds ... Ziffer says his mother recalls attending dances at the de Russie when she was a teenager in the mid-Thirties ... Ziffer--who had designed the grand interiors of Valentino's Palazzo Mignanelli in Rome but had never worked on a hotel before--managed to strike a harmonious balance ... Ziffer himself designed the oversize, high-backed velvet couches in the lobby, as well as the chests coated in silvery lead leaf and the Forties-style side tables covered in black leather ..."
- "Rocco's new kid on the block and other smart hotels THE SUITE", Financial Times, London: MacRae, Curtice & Co., January 1, 2007, ISSN 0307-1766"The interior is the first hotel designed by architect Tommaso Ziffer, with help from Forte's sister, Olga Polizzi. He has gone for an "eclectic" modernism ..."
- "Economic Polizzi", Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Features, Reed Business Information Ltd., 197 (13), March 29, 2007, ISSN 0008-7777"Her design team is surprisingly small - "one-and-a-half designers", two project managers, two assistants, and herself. A designer she uses regularly is Tommaso Ziffer, who specialises in homes, rather than hotels - which says a lot. "I rather like that approach," Polizzi says."